Lorraine Marie Porath, 92, of Perkins, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba, surrounded by her loving family.
Lorraine was born March 17, 1929, in Rock, MI, the daughter of Adelore & Bernice (DeLaire) LaCosse. Lorraine resided in Perkins most of her life and was united in marriage to Wallace Porath on November 26, 1948, in Gladstone. Together they had 3 children Linda, Terry, and Michael.
Lorraine was an active member of St. Joseph Church in Perkins and was loved by many. She was an avid homemaker and took pride in making her home a welcoming place to visit. She hosted many gatherings, where fun and food was the heart of each event. Lorraine was known for never turning down a meal or dessert. She especially loved hosting Easter and Christmas Eve. She loved decorating for Christmas and talked about and planned for Christmas all year long. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren will always remember the Easter egg hunts, her beautiful decorations and the playing of Alvin and the Chipmunks carols at Christmas time. Lorraine loved gardening, planting flowers, mowing the grass, playing the harmonica, playing rummy, dancing and going to Chums Bar with her granddaughters. She was known for her big hugs and her laughter and her smile would light up the room. She found happiness in whatever she did. The memories of her will last a lifetime and she will be missed dearly.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Linda Barron of Perkins, fourteen grandchildren, Tim (Renee) Barron, Chris (Jill) Barron, Shannon Merlo, Jeremy (Brandin) Barron, Michelle (Dave) Robinson, Amber (Gary) Dubord, Ryan (Taylor) Barron, Tracy (Gary) Lund, Kelly (Mark) Dubord, Jacob Porath, Joseph Porath, Amy Porath, Cortney Martin, and Andrew Martin, thirty one great grandchildren, brothers, Wayne (Sandy) LaCosse and Danny (Donna) LaCosse and sister, Darl Carlson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, Adelore and Bernice, her husband, Wally, sons, Terry and Mike, brother, Joe LaCosse, sisters, Jane Brazeau and Judy Stemick, son in law, Tim Barron and daughter in law, Barbara (Ahlgren) Porath.
A private visitation for family and close friends will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 1:00PM, at St. Joseph Church in Perkins, with Rev. Fr. Joseph V. Augustine officiating. All are invited to attend Mass. Lorraine will be laid to rest in the Perkins Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be offered at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com
Lorraine’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the amazing staff at Bishop Noa Home, who became family with their kindness and excellent care for the last 3 years.